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Dear Dear Husband

A year after Miss Florence’s death, an auction of her personal belongings was held on the side lawn of the Griswold House. The advertisement for the July 22 and 23 auction listed a “box of old letters, papers, numismatics, books…” as well as “paintings, old jewelry, old flat silver.”

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Hartford Steam Boiler Collection

The paintings and sculptures in this exhibition are by artists who lived and worked in Connecticut from the late Colonial period to the early 20th century.

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In Situ: The Painted Panels

Investigate the Museum’s extraordinary collection of painted panels and doors that are in situ in the Griswold boardinghouse for artists.

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Fox Chase

Henry Rankin Poore painted The Fox Chase (1901-1905) as a fun-loving parody of the fox hunt depicted in the English prints that hung above the dining room fireplace.

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